I opt for the highest quality milk I can find locally. Sometimes it’s organic milk. Sometimes I’m able to spring for raw milk fresh from the farm. I give myself a lot of flexibility in this area.
But this ingredient definitely brings a punch of nutrition to my coffee smoothie, and makes it creamy and delicious, too.
Not into dairy?
You can easily substitute coconut milk in this recipe.
RAW EGG YOLKS
This is one of my super secret powerhouse ingredients.
Egg yolks are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, essential fats, and protein. I notice when I leave these out, my skin starts to look dull and break out after a few days. That’s enough evidence for me!
I use 1-2 raw egg yolks in my morning smoothie. They make it extra creamy, but otherwise I don’t taste them at all.
This is my other powerhouse secret: collagen protein powder. I use this amazing pasture-raised collagen because it blends easily into my coffee smoothie and comes from a quality source. This makes my smoothie high-protein and very filling.
And as a huge side benefit?
My hair and nails grow like crazy! My hair stylist can’t believe how fast my hair grows.
My husband notices the name trend when he makes sure to include gelatin in his diet every day (he also says it helps his joints — he does heavy weight training several times a week, so he notices a big difference!).
I need my carbs in the mornings. They are a great source of easily digested energy after a long night of sleep, and fuel for the day ahead.
Worried about your blood sugar?
Since this recipe contains plenty of protein and healthy fat, the carbs don’t adversely affect my blood sugar.
Here are the sweeteners I normally choose:
I opt for more natural sweeteners like real maple syrup or coconut sugar in my coffee smoothie, since they also have trace amounts of beneficial nutrients.
Coconut oil is my last secret ingredient. It can boost the metabolism and help with weight loss, and is also an important source of lauric acid. All around, I consider coconut oil a super fat that has super benefits!
Using coconut milk instead of dairy?
If you use coconut milk, you don’t need to add any coconut oil to your smoothie, as it will already contain the beneficial fats.
My Secret Coffee Smoothie Recipe
Makes one 16-oz serving
6 ounces of fresh brewed coffee
4-8 ounces of milk or coconut milk
1-2 raw egg yolks
2-4 tablespoons collagen
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or your preferred sweetener to taste)
1-3 teaspoons coconut oil
Put all your ingredients into a large glass.
Use a hand blender to blend everything together smoothly. (I use this one and it rocks!)
You can also throw everything into a traditional blender if needed. Blend until smooth.
Note: If you are adding hot coffee I recommend blending all of the other ingredients first before added the coffee. Otherwise your egg yolks can get cooked, which is a little… yucky. Previous Page